A Benin High court presided over by Justice M. O. Ighodalo has restrained the (Duke) Enogie of Igbontor/Idumiru Community, Igbanke, Edo State, Moses Omorodion and two others from announcing and performing the new yam festival for the Community.
In an Exparte motion with Suit No. B/463M/18 filed by Chief (Dr.) Henry Omorodion, he asked the court to restrain the said Duke, Moses Omorodion, Ille Omorodion and Sunday Omorodion as defendants from further parading themselves as the Duke of Igbontor/Idumiru Community, Orhionmowon Local Government Area of Edo State as well as acting in any other traditional capacity.
It also sought an order for not fixing, announcing and performing the new yam festival, pending the hearing and determination of the motion.
The Judge, Justice M. O. Ighodalo therefore ordered that the defendants (Moses Omorodion, Ille Omorodion and Sunday Omorodion) be restrained by themselves, their servants, privies, or assigning or any other person or persons from parading themselves applicants the Duke or performing traditional rites in the Community.
The court also urged the Claimant/applicant to enter into an undertaken with the Registrar of the court to pay the sum of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) to the defendants in the event that the end of the trial of the substantive suit turns out not to be made.